Woodend poppy display to mark Centenary of Armistice | Goldfields Library Corporation

Woodend poppy display to mark Centenary of Armistice

Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Woodend Library, in partnership with the Woodend RSL, will create a display of community-made poppies at the Woodend Clock Tower to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

The tribute is part of the ‘5000 Poppies’ project, a nationwide community crafting project that began in Melbourne in 2013. Since then, more than 300,000 stunning handcrafted poppies have been contributed from all over the world. They have since made their way around the globe to be part of commemorations in England, France and Belgium.

In Woodend, the poppy tribute will pay respects to the 374 men and women from Woodend who served in World War One.

Woodend Library Manager Lulu Cockram was overwhelmed with the popularity of the project over the past few years.

“We have worked with the Woodend RSL, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, local businesses, children and community members to create more than 3000 poppies for the Woodend project” said Ms Cockram. “We really appreciate all the contributions and will be exploring options for a permanent display after the Armistice event,”

The poppies will be on display at the Woodend Clock Tower, Woodend Library and the Wall of Remembrance from Thursday 1 November 2018.